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  1. Scientists Poised to Create Matter from Light

    British scientists expect to create matter from pure light within the next year. Physicists at Imperial College in London say they can use high-powered lasers and other advanced technology to convert light into subatomic particles. Two U.S. physicists theorized in 1934 that on rare occasions two particles of light, or photons, could combine to produce an electron and its antimatter equivalent, a positron. But back then they believed it would be impossible to achieve in a lab. Imperial’s lead researcher describes the process as “one of the purest demonstrations of E=mc2.”

    Source: The Guardian

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